Ferrari ditches naturally-aspirated V8 engines in a bid to go green
Ferraris may be fast and may be really great to look at, but these supercars are a mile away from being energy-efficient. And we don’t blame them either, given the fact that engines as huge as these have big appetites too. However, the Italian manufacturer isn’t planning to stamp a darker carbon footprint anytime soon and plans to turn its blazing red cars greener! Ferrari Powertrain Director Vittorio Dini recently stated that the company will improve its current average C02 emissions of 270 grams per kilometer by 20 percent by 2021.
To do this, Ferrari will make use of turbos for its V8 engines. V12s on the other hand will use hybridization since it works better than twin or multiple turbos. With this, naturally-aspirated V8 Ferraris will be buried and more powerful turbocharged units will show up instead. We think the move is well called for and we’d like to see more supercar manufacturers make the shift too!
[Via – Autoblog]